Intellectual Property and Biotechnology: Biological Inventions

Rimmer, Matthew (2008) Intellectual Property and Biotechnology: Biological Inventions. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA.

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Abstract

This book documents and evaluates the dramatic expansion of intellectual property law to accommodate various forms of biotechnology from micro-organisms, plants, and animals to human genes and stem cells. It makes a unique theoretical contribution to the controversial public debate over the commercialization of biological inventions.

The author also considers the contradictions between the Supreme Court of Canada rulings in respect of the Harvard oncomouse, and genetically modified canola. He explores law, policy, and practice in both Australia and New Zealand in respect to gene patents and non-coding DNA. This study charts the rebellion against the European Union Biotechnology Directive – particularly in respect of Myriad Genetics’ BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents, and stem cell patent applications. The book also considers whether patent law will accommodate frontier technologies – such as bioinformatics, haplotype mapping, proteomics, pharmacogenomics, and nanotechnology.

Intellectual Property and Biotechnology will be of prime interest to lawyers and patent attorneys, scientists and researchers, business managers and technology transfer specialists.

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ID Code: 86579
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Intellectual Property, Biotechnology, Patent Law, Micro-organisms, Plants, Animals, Research Tools, Genetic Testing, Stem Cells, Bioethics
ISBN: 9781845429478
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Bioethics (human and animal) (220101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Ethical Use of New Technology (e.g. Nanotechnology Biotechnology) (220103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Funding:
Copyright Owner: Matthew Rimmer 2008
Foreward Michael Kirby 2008
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2015 00:25
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2015 16:44

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